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Not long ago, the TemplateMonster team released an interactive Infographic highlighting the history of web design trends from 2004 to 2015. It has an easy-to-navigate structure placing the list of trends in a timeline. Each year is represented by 5 trends on a dropdown horizontal bar. Once you click on one of them, you will enter a new page with its brief yet instructive description and 5 pictures illustrating the way it’s applied to different sites. At the bottom of the page, there are also circular thumbnails with the other trends of that year, while at the top you can see a button designed to return you to the timeline.

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We are happy to announce another massive giveaway from Inky Deals that comes with a free pack of premium resources worth $66. The freebie is sent to the email address you use to enter the contest and is part of The Epic Bundle: $20,048 worth of Top-Quality Resources From $49.

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About Inky Deals

Inky Deals is the place to go if you want premium resources at unbeatable prices whether you’re a graphic or web designer, developer, or business owner looking to improve yourself and your work. They’re the only ones who offer a 200% money back guarantee on every product. This means that if you’re not happy with it, you get your money back and you also get to keep the product.

Take advantage of this opportunity to win an 11inch MackBook Air and 1 of the 10 Epic Bundles: $20,048 worth of Top-Quality Resources ñ From $49! Read the rest of this entry »

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  • We’re excited to bring you another giveaway from TemplateMonster, a US based template selling company.

    TemplateMonster has been in business for over ten years, and now the company has a collection of more than 30,000 templates including HTML/CSS templates, WordPress themes, Joomla templates, Magento themes, Prestashop themes, Bootstrap templates and so on.


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    The wait is over! There is finally a solution for those web designers out there looking for a UI kit that not only looks good, but is easy to use, too. It’s called PixelKit. The library full of high-quality UI kits is there for anyone looking to improve the look and feel of their website.

    What do you actually win?
    If you are lucky enough to win one of three annual membership accounts from PixelKit, you will gain access to everything you could possibly need to improve yourself as a web designer.
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  • The wait is over! There is finally a solution for those web designers out there looking for a UI kit that not only looks good, but is easy to use, too. It’s called PixelKit. The library full of high-quality UI kits is there for anyone looking to improve the look and feel of their website.

    What do you actually win?
    If you are lucky enough to win one of three annual membership accounts from PixelKit, you will gain access to everything you could possibly need to improve yourself as a web designer.
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  • UPDATE: THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. CONGRATS TO:
    Justin DiMucci
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    Betty Lou

    Winners were chosen using random.org.

    If you have a website, then you more than likely have a contact form that lets visitors easily get in touch. When someone fills out your contact form, you’ll typically receive their message in your inbox. However, you won’t know anything about the sender that they don’t explicitly tell you.
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  • Inky Deals is one of the leading deals websites in the design community, with an extended family of more than 300,000 design enthusiasts.

    It’s the place to go if you want to buy premium resources at unbeatable prices, whether you’re a graphic or web designer, developer, or business owner looking to improve yourself and your work.

    InkyDeals

    They’re the only deals website who offer a 200% money back guarantee on every product.

    This means that if you’re not happy with it, you get your money back and you also get to keep the product.

    471 Premium Design Resources for Free

    Because Inky (the lovable little ink blob and mascot of Inky Deals) and his team enjoy giving back to the community, they’ve created a huge free web design bundle: 471 Premium Design Resources for Free value $519, which you can find exclusively on Inky Deals.

    InkyDeals Free Deal

    Partners

    It contains textures, UI kits, HTML, PSD & WordPress templates, patterns, fonts, courses and much more. Here are their partners who helped them put this great bundle together:

    InkyDeals Partners

    Resources

    This bundle has got dozens of good reviews, hundreds of shares and thousands of fans from all over the world. Let’s see what you get by downloading this full pack of resources:

    45 OpenType Fonts from 128Bit Technologies
    InkyDeals
    Pixel Perfect Social Media Icons from Design TNT
    InkyDeals Icons
    Dead Stocker PSD Website Template from DesignModo
    InkyDeals Templates
    Subtle Patterns Set from Design TNT
    InkyDeals Patterns
    This is just a small part of the design goodies you get by downloading this free bundle. Check out the entire 471 Premium Design Resources for Free!

    Smartimage, a cloud-based brand image management application (that was featured before at WRD), now has new features offering a more powerful, visual experience.

    The application helps companies to manage + share images and other visual content that workgroups and small businesses use everyday for events, promotions and brand communications.
    Besides all the core features like auto-conversion to popular formats and sizes, sharing/embedding and public/private galleries, there are now features like:

    • Custom image gallery options – Users can now choose which display and action features to enable for each collection including on/off switches for downloading and sharing files.
    • Embeddable image gallery carousel – Images can be displayed in a stunning super-sized carousel or elegant thumbnail gallery.
    • Robust digital imaging – Dynamic resizing allows Smartimage to host your images and easily display them on other web pages while maintaining their quality.
    • Updated user interface (UI) – A cleaner interface puts the focus on the user’s brand and high-quality images.
    • Faster speeds globally – Everywhere in the world, Amazon’s CloudFront Content Delivery Network (CDN) provides faster upload and download speeds.

    Smartimage now offers more control and attractive, dynamic ways of presenting and sharing high quality content, while emphasizing simplicity.

    An API is also in the roadmap of Smartimage which will allow integrating it further. P.S. The app offers a full set of features for getting the most out of these assets and you can find the complete list here.

    Elegant Themes, a well-known WordPress themes company with high-quality resources, has just released an extraordinary WordPress theme.

    It is called Divi and it is probably the most flexible WordPress theme ever; in means of design and functionality.

    Elegant Themes - Divi

    The theme has a unique drag ‘n’ drop builder that allows you to add sections, rows, columns or widgets and design the layout.

    Into any row or column, you can insert the built-in modules like text, image, slider, pricing table, contact form, tabs, portfolio and even shop.

    Each module comes with its own options and, optionally, their appearance can be customized by injecting custom CSS.

    Simply you can create countless number of layouts with Divi and, whatever you create, it is responsive, which is awesome.

    Divi

    There are multiple pre-built layouts to get started quickly. These include homepages for business, commerce, portfolio and blog.

    Also, Divi comes with a contact page, a project case study, a blog, portfolio, and shop as well.

    You can watch this video below to learn more about it and also read more about it in Elegant Themes’ Blog.
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    Selling goods and/or services through web is great and there are lots of tools to accomplish that.

    However, it is hard to analyze sales, revenues, expenses, refunds, etc. if we accept payments through multiple providers and multiple sites (anyone searched for a transaction at PayPal probably experienced this).

    Putler, an Adobe AIR-based application, is a powerful sales analytics companion to anyone selling through web.

    Putler

    It is integrated with all popular payment gateways (PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net, 2Checkout..) and e-commerce softwares (WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce..).

    Additionally, with its API, any other gateway can be integrated pretty quickly.

    The app provides you a quick snapshot of the sales, revenues, best selling products and more for a given period.

    Also, you can easily see the trend, all transactions of a customer and even estimates in a chart-supported interface.

    Putler Sales View

    Putler is not all about viewing but can perform actions like issuing refunds or managing subscriptions which would normally take a time from the payment provider’s web interface.

    Although a connection is required to pull the data from payment providers and e-commerce apps, after that, working offline is possible too. And it works fast when offline.

    They are also working on a new mobile app and the web version will be released next year.

    Additional free month to all

    When you sign-up for a paid plan, using the coupon code wrdfreemonth, you get an additional month for free. Thanks to the guys at Putler for offering this.

    P.S. The offer is valid until 31 Dec 2013

    The giveaway

    3 Annual Premium plans are being given away and, in order to join, please comment to this post.

    Winners will be selected with the query below and announced a week later (16 Dec 2013).

    SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=4957 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 3

    Good luck to all.

    The winners

    Here they are:

    • Steven Taylor (comment #1284316)
    • Spencer Spencerh (comment #1284220)
    • Darren Miller (comment #1284243)

    Congratulations.

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